We all know that
it is extremely important that your child be at school on time, ready to learn.
But, it is also very important that your child stay until the end of the school
day. Not only does your child miss out on time in the classroom, but with every
child that leaves early, the teacher has to stop what they are doing to provide
the student with what they need to leave….disrupting the learning of every
student in the classroom.
With that in mind,
we will now be documenting students who leave early. When attendance is
calculated, the student who is more than 30 minutes late will be marked the
same as the student who leaves school more than 30 minutes before the end of
the day. This information (absences and tardies) is used to determine which
students will receive School Attendance Review Board (SARB) letters and will
need to meet with the principal to discuss what can be done to help improve
attendance for your child.
If a student is
going to the doctor, we will need a note from the doctor. It would be greatly appreciated if
you were able to book medical appointments after school hours.
I thank you in
advance for your understanding. It is our goal for your child to receive the
best education possible! Together we can ensure this happens.